Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Commonwealth must not turn a blind eye to civil society crackdown - 13 novembre 2013

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Commonwealth must not turn a blind eye to civil society crackdown Commonwealth leaders must use their summit in Colombo this week to pressure the Sri Lankan authorities to end their alarming crackdown on civil society, Amnesty International said. Commonwealth leaders must use their summit in Colombo this week to pressure the Sri Lankan authorities to end their alarming crackdown on civil society. Media Node:  Sri Lanka CHOGM crackdown Story Location:  Sri Lanka 6° 56' 45.1536" N, 80° 5' 25.1952" E “It may be astonishing to some that even on the eve of CHOGM, the Sri Lankan government feels free to abuse rights at the heart of the Commonwealth charter. But such government repression of civil society was expected. Commonwealth leaders must not just turn a blind eye. ” Source:  Steve Crawshaw, Director of the Office of the Secretary General Date:  Me, 13/11/2013 URL:  Do you approve of this? Description:  Blog, 5 November 2013 URL:  Human rights in Sri Lanka Description:  Briefing, 5 November 2013 URL:  Commonwealth must stop Sri Lanka stifling human rights efforts Description:  News, 16 October 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism Description:  News, 10 October 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Report exposes the government’s violent repression of dissent Description:  News/report, 30 April 2013

Le Commonwealth doit empêcher que le Sri Lanka n’étouffe les efforts en faveur des droits humains

Les diplomates des pays du Commonwealth qui se réunissent à Londres le 17 octobre doivent faire pression sur le Sri Lanka pour qu’il cesse de réprimer les défenseurs des droits humains, a déclaré Amnesty International. Les diplomates des pays du Commonwealth qui se réunissent à Londres le 17 octobre doivent faire pression sur le Sri Lanka pour qu’il cesse de réprimer les défenseurs des droits humains, a décl

Commonwealth must stop Sri Lanka stifling human rights efforts - 17 octobre 2013

Headline Title:  Commonwealth must stop Sri Lanka stifling human rights efforts Diplomats from Commonwealth countries meeting in London today must push Sri Lanka to end its continuing crackdown on human rights defenders, Amnesty International said. Diplomats from Commonwealth countries meeting in London today must push Sri Lanka to end its continuing crackdown on human rights defenders. Media Node:  sri lanka Story Location:  Sri Lanka 7° 10' 24.8376" N, 81° 2' 6.5616" E “Commonwealth countries must agree new measures to address the continuing human rights crisis in Sri Lanka and especially to monitor and condemn any civil society repression around CHOGM. ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia-Pacific Programme Director. URL:  Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism Description:  News, 10 October 2013 URL:  Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses Description:  News, 27 September 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality Description:  News Story, 31 August 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Report exposes the government’s violent repression of dissent Description:  News story, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka’s assault on dissent Description:  Report, 30 April 2013

Commonwealth must stop Sri Lanka stifling human rights efforts

Diplomats from Commonwealth countries meeting in London today must push Sri Lanka to end its continuing crackdown on human rights defenders, Amnesty International said. Diplomats from Commonwealth countries meeting in London today must push Sri Lanka to end its continuing crackdown on human rights defenders, Amnesty International said.

Sri Lanka. Interdire de manifester durant le sommet du Commonwealth équivaudrait à tenter de museler la critique

La décision que le Sri Lanka semble avoir prise d'interdire toute manifestation à Colombo et ailleurs à l'occasion d'un important sommet du Commonwealth serait une tentative flagrante de balayer les atteintes aux droits humains sous le tapis, a déclaré Amnesty International. La décision que le Sri Lanka semble avoir prise d’interdire toute manifestation à Colombo et ailleurs à l’occasion d’un important sommet du Commonwealth serait une tentative flagrante de balayer le

Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism

Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests in its capital Colombo and other locations around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpet, said Amnesty International.  Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests in its capital Colombo and other locations around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpe

Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism - 10 octobre 2013

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Banning Commonwealth summit protests a blatant attempt to silence criticism Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests in its capital Colombo and other locations around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpe Sri Lanka’s reported decision to ban all protests around a key Commonwealth summit would be a blatant attempt to sweep human rights abuses under the carpet. Media Node:  CHOGM Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 7° 15' 38.7396" N, 80° 56' 50.1576" E See map: Google Maps “This sounds like another blatant attempt to stifle civil society activism as Commonwealth heads of state meet. Sadly, it fits very well with the government’s aggressive and heavy handed efforts to silence any dissent over the past years. ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia-Pacific Director. URL:  Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses Description:  News, 27 September 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality Description:  News Story, 31 August 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Report exposes the government’s violent repression of dissent Description:  News story, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka’s assault on dissent Description:  Report, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Submission to the UN Human Rights Council for the adoption of Sri Lanka's second UPR Description:  UPR submission, 15 March 2013

Le Commonwealth ferme les yeux sur les violations des droits humains commises au Sri Lanka

Le bilan choquant du Sri Lanka en matière de droits humains devrait lui interdire d’accueillir un sommet important du Commonwealth en novembre ou de présider cette organisation, a déclaré Amnesty International avant une réunion cruciale des ministres des Affaires étrangères du Commonwealth, programmée pour vendredi 27 septembre. Le bilan choquant du Sri Lanka en matière de droits humains devrait lui interdire d’accueillir un sommet important du Commonwealth en novembre ou de présider cette organisation, a déclaré Amnesty I

Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses - 27 septembre 2013

Headline Title:  Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November or chairing the organization, Amnesty International said ahead of a key meeti Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November or chairing the organization. Media Node:  Sri Lanka Story Location:  Royaume-Uni 7° 31' 51.4452" N, 81° 2' 6.5616" E See map: Google Maps “Today’s meeting is an opportunity for the Commonwealth to show some real leadership on human rights. The organization has been shamefully silent so far about Sri Lanka’s human rights crisis– including the persistent lack of justice for past crimes and ongoing attacks on human rights defenders and other activists. ” Source:  Polly Truscott, Amnesty International’s Deputy Asia- Pacific Director. URL:  Sri Lanka: UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality Description:  News Story, 31 August 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Report exposes the government’s violent repression of dissent Description:  News story, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka’s assault on dissent Description:  Report, 30 April 2013 URL:  Sri Lanka: Submission to the UN Human Rights Council for the adoption of Sri Lanka's second UPR Description:  UPR submission, 15 March 2013

Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses

Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November or chairing the organization, Amnesty International said ahead of a key meeting of Commonwealth foreign ministers today. Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November or chairing the organization, Amnesty International said ahead of a key meeti